Applications for Round 4 have opened and will close 5.00 pm, Tuesday 27 April 2018.

The Victorian Government has provided the Health Service Violence Prevention Fund as part of its commitment to address violence in healthcare settings and reduce violence against hospital staff.

The Health Service Violence Prevention Fund is being rolled out over four years - from 2015-16 to 2018-19 - and includes grants for hospitals and health services, mental health services and Ambulance Services.

Minor capital works funding will help health services respond to violence, security and safety risks. Funding could be used to provide personal security devices or to install security cameras, modify rooms or create separate families’ and children’s waiting rooms. 

In the first round (2015-16), $3 million was available. $7 million was available in Round 2 in 2016-17 and $7 million in Round 3 in 2017-18.

In Round 4, $3 million is available (2018-19).

Eligibility criteria

Eligibility is restricted to Victorian public healthcare services. This includes:

  • acute health services
  • sub-acute services auspiced by a health service
  • community health services auspiced by a health service
  • local health services including small rural health services
  • acute mental health facilities
  • Ambulance Victoria.